Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

National Moth Week photos of insects and people. Here's how to add your images.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#267510
Carpet Bagger Caterpillar - Tinea pellionella

Carpet Bagger Caterpillar - Tinea pellionella
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
April 19, 2009
Size: 1.25 cm
This caterpillar was climbing up the wall in my house. It would stick the tube to the wall then extend its head and some legs out of the tube a bit, grab the wall, pull the tube toward its head, stick the tube to the wall and then start over.

It could put its head out either end of the tube. The tube appeared to be made of carpet fibers.

Images of this individual: tag all
Carpet Bagger Caterpillar - Tinea pellionella Carpet Bagger Caterpillar - Tinea pellionella

Tinea pellionella
Casemaking clothes moth.

 
That's it! Thanks for the qui
That's it! Thanks for the quick ID.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.